Multi-instrumentalist Olivia Jean announces the release of Merry Widow, 7" vinyl for album track "Merry Widow" and album B-Side cover "You Really Got Me," through Third Man Records, in support of her critically acclaimed debut solo record, Bathtub Love Killings. Fans can pre-order the special 7" through Third Man Records now. "You Really Got Me" is also available digitally through iTunes. Jean's "You Really Got Me" cover was recently hand selected as the featured song in the newly released YSL Mascara commercial, alongside model Cara Delevingne.
"As a songwriter, she has unerring ear for crafting memorable hooks and deftly blurring genre lines, making her songs sound instantly familiar...but even as a smitten fan, I wasn't quite prepared for the joys of Bathtub Love Killings." - WBEZ
"In the final estimation, Bathtub Love Killings is Olivia Jean's show. She holds down acoustic and electric guitar duties as well as all the keyboards and vocals, putting her twinned signature stamp of seductress kitten/wronged lover on pretty much every number." - Blurt
"Her debut LP is dashed with bluesy licks, spooky organs, and girl-group harmonies." - ELLE
"Dark gritty vocals, fuzz guitars and mix of freak folk '60s psychedelia." - Hollywood Reporter
Bathtub Love Killings is the debut solo LP from Olivia Jean, the multi-instrumentalist who cut her teeth in the Third Man stable backing folks as varied as Karen Elson, Wanda Jackson and Jack White in addition to fronting the much-loved Black Belles. Jean has accrued a lifetime of experience in a few short years, from highlight performances on The Colbert Report, Conan, Late Show With David Letterman and The Grand Old Opry stage to having one of her songs used as the theme for the television series Elvira's Movie Macabre. Produced by Jack White, Bathtub Love Killings showcases Jean as a songwriting force to be reckoned with. Playing damn near every instrument she could get her hands on, the result is a well-rounded, catchy record that's chock-a-block full of earworm moments. Huffington Post named Olivia Jean one of their "Fab Fourteeners of 2014: Peak Musical Performers of the Year." Additionally, Jean performed "Merry Widow" on Conan last November.